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More and More, the Presentation Is the Key to Success

Top-flight international universities like the American University of Beirut are producing young entrepreneurs with world class ideas. You don’t often think of Lebanon as a hotbed for EdTech start-ups, but it's quickly becoming one. 

I met Anis Assi at the 2017 World Finals of the Imagine Cup, a competition that gathers some of the best young minds on the planet. Anis’s project, BL!NK, uses technology to help students and professionals evaluate their own presentations. In an entrepreneurial world, the key to success is often in the presentation.

In the near future, when it comes to success, if you don’t BL!NK, you may miss it.


Interview with Anis Assi


Further Reading:

CNBC - Top 3 public speaking tips by the world champ of public speaking

TeenVogue - 9 Public Speaking Tips to Get Over Stage Fright

Tech Republic - Develop your public speaking skills and advance your career


About Anis Assi

Anis Assi HeadshotAnis Assi is a Computer Engineering major at the American University of Beirut. With team Bl!NK, he has competed in the Imagine Cup for three years, winning the nationals in 2015 and making it to the finals this summer. Currently he is interning at AT&T in Florida and will be graduating from the American University of Beirut in 2018.





About Dr. Rod Berger

Dr. Berger is a global education media personality and strategic influencer featured in The Huffington Post, Scholastic, AmericanEdTV, edCircuit, EdTechReview India and Forbes.

Audiences have enjoyed education interviews with the likes of Sir Ken Robinson, Arne Duncan, Randi Weingarten, Sal Khan along with leading edtech investors, award-winning educators, and state and federal education leaders. Berger’s latest project boasts a collaboration with AmericanEdTV and CBS’s Jack Ford.

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